Dear Parents,

We are pleased that you have chosen our school for your child.  We are looking forward to becoming acquainted with you, and your family.  For those of you who have been with us before, we look forward to seeing you again.  Here is a link to the Kiddie College calendar . The first day of school is directly after Labor Day, Tuesday for the Three Year Old’s, and Wednesday for the Four Year Old’s. 

This is our 50th year for Kiddie College, and our 41th year for the Torrington Christian Academy.  As you may know, we are a Christian Preschool school where children are taught and nurtured by dedicated, loving, Christian teachers.   Realizing this is the children’s first school experience, we strive to have a comfortable, and loving atmosphere. Your child will have an enjoyable, exciting, and memorable daily learning experience.

The Head Teacher is Mrs. Diane Versari.  She has been our outstanding teacher for many years here in Kiddie College Preschool School.  

KIDDIE COLLEGE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

  1. All the children must be “potty trained”!
  2. Each day have your child MAKE A STOP AT THE BATHROOM when you arrive, then bring your child directly to the classroom. (Please do not ask them if they need to go; they almost always say no because they are eager to play).  Just tell them, it’s a “school rule”. This gives us much more valuable time with the class.
  3. Each day, as you bring your child into the classroom, please take a moment to look around with them, and then say good-bye.  We find that a short good-bye helps to make an easy transition and helps the teacher to keep the class going smoothly. In case of tears, children generally calm down soon when parents have gone; you may call the office, and have someone check on your child at any time
  4. It is important that you arrive on time so that your child has an opportunity to “settle in” and enjoy the day.  Please be back promptly at the closing time. “see hours and delay opening schedule”
  5. It is necessary to inform us if someone else will be picking up your child at any time.  Also, please call us if your child is going to be absent, our office number is (860) 482-7464.
  6. Dress your child in practical, comfortable play clothes.  Sneakers are best for outdoors or the gym.
  7. Tuition is due the first of each month to the main office.  Our annual tuition is broken down into 10 monthly payments for your convenience.  Please understand that this is NOT a monthly tuition. We realize that some months have considerable fewer days due to holidays, vacations, etc.  Monthly payment is as follows:
    • 3 year old two day program – $140.00
    • 4 year old three day program – $180.00

8. Medical Forms are due on or before the first day of school.

 

KIDDIE COLLEGE DAYS AND HOURS

3 year old program

Tuesday and Thursday Morning Class:  9:00 – 11:30am

4 year old program

Monday, Wednesday, Friday Morning Class:  9:00 – 11:45am

FOR SCHOOL CLOSINGS & DELAY OPENINGS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER KIDDIE COLLEGE AND TCA FOLLOW THE TORRINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS.  CLASSROOM HOURS FOR DELAY OPENINGS WILL BE: 10:15–12:15

CLASSROOM RULES

  1. Follow directions the first time they are given.
  2. Keep hands/feet to yourself.
  3. Stay in line and stay with your class at all times.
  4. Share, take turns, speak politely to classmates and teacher.
  5. As the teacher shows respect to the children, the children need to show respect to the teacher.
  6. If there is a repeated problem, discipline is as follows:
    • child receives a verbal reminder
    • if incident is repeated, 5 minute “time out” (just to give the child a chance to think about his/her behavior and why it is not acceptable)
    • we speak to the child about what happened and their behavior

Discipline problems are very rare here.  We believe, if children learn self-control at an early age, they will be better prepared for Kindergarten.  Please be assured this is all done in a loving and positive atmosphere. We praise the children and reward good behavior.

PLAYGROUND SAFETY RULES

  1. Stay in line until we reach the playground and stay with your class at all times.
  2. SLIDE:  Slide one at a time.  Go down feet first on bottom, but never head first.
  3. SWINGS:   Sit on bottom (never on tummy), hold on to chains, take 5-minute turns. Only teacher pushes.  Walk straight “in” when getting on and walk straight “out” when getting off.
  4.  Rocks and sticks stay on the ground!